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  • Sharks lose a shootout to Capitals

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Two pucks that bounced off the Sharks and into their own net proved to be San Jose's undoing Saturday night as they dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Washington Capitals. Washington won the game on a pair of shootout goals by Evgeny...
  • Kings refuse to settle, come back for 5-4 shootout win over Capitals

    Kings refuse to settle, come back for 5-4 shootout win over Capitals
    WASHINGTON — Every sign pointed to the Kings losing to the Capitals on Tuesday, and they could have trotted out the cliched but reasonable excuse of lacking energy at the end of a back-to-back sequence on the road, against a team desperate to make...
  • After 3-goal third period, Kings top Caps in shootout

    After 3-goal third period, Kings top Caps in shootout WASHINGTON -- After playing the night before in Philadelphia and spending the early-morning hours on a train, the Los Angeles Kings should have been out of gas in the third period Tuesday night at...
  • Capitals collect rare win in San Jose

    Capitals collect rare win in San Jose SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Washington Capitals spoiled a clinching party and extended their hopes for at least one more night. Center Nicklas Backstrom and rookie left winger Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout...
  • Toews goal helps win gold medal for Canada

    Toews goal helps win gold medal for Canada
    SOCHI, Russia — Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey. Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from...
  • NHL Round 2 predictions: Devils a heaven-sent opponent for Flyers

     
    Before we look forward to Round Two of the NHL playoffs, let’s reflect on what was a thrilling yet sometimes disturbing Round One. It had it all, didn’t it? Savage hits – including Nashville Captain Shea Weber slamming the head......
  • NHL Playoff predictions: Who will win battle of PA?

     
    It’s here, hockey fans, the greatest time of the year for puck heads: The NHL playoffs. Nothing is more exciting or less predictable, and if you want even more drama, start with the intrastate Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers series. It&#...
  • NHL Playoff Predictions

     
    Ho, ho, ho. It’s Christmas Eve in April for hockey fans. NHL playoff hockey will begin Wednesday and players will be more revved up than Tiger Woods at a Miss USA contest. No other sport has such an exciting first......
  • NHL 2nd Round Playoff Predictions

     
    Wow, what a first round, huh? Only one squad got swept and half of the eight series went seven games. Round two promises to be even more ferocious with powerhouses set to collide and revenge and redemption on the line.......
  • Capitals Crush Red Wings 7-1; Hands Detroit 1st Loss of Season

    Capitals Crush Red Wings 7-1; Hands Detroit 1st Loss of Season
    The Washington Capitals are the only unbeaten team left in the NHL. The Detroit Red Wings, by a six-goal margin, lost their chance to say the same. Mike Green had two power play goals and two assists Saturday and the Capitals coasted to a 7-1 win over...
  • What has happened to the Washington Capitals?

    What has happened to the Washington Capitals?
    ¬†Something is acutely wrong with the Washington Capitals right now. You would think that a last minute loss to the Nashville Predators and an overall stretch of very porous play would do something to raise the team’s indignation level a smidge above...
  • Hard work, smart hockey pays off in Capitals 4-3 win over Coyotes

    Hard work, smart hockey pays off in Capitals 4-3 win over Coyotes
    By Michael Hoffman For More Capitals coverage check out Capitals Examiner ¬† For the Capitals Monday night, it was about working harder and just as importantly in the words of Nicklas Backstrom, ‘working smarter’ than they had in their...